“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

骄傲的皮匠 (lit. The Proud Leatherworker)

Novella by Wang Anyi.

Translations:

The Sanctimonious Cobbler

Translated by Andrea Lingenfelter

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